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2023/2024

Renewable Energy Sources

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D02OZE_EN ZK 2P English
Garant předmětu:
Vítězslav Vydra
Lecturer:
Vítězslav Vydra
Tutor:
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Basic principles of renewable energy resources, their impact on environment, recent trends.

Solar energy: thermal, photovoltaic.

Biomass: burning, biogas, liquid fuels.

Nuclear energy: fusion and fission.

Requirements:

no prerequisites

Syllabus of lectures:

Solar radiation, inclined surface irradiation, global radiation, direct and diffuse radiation, albedo.

Collectors for hot water: basic types of collectors and their efficiency as a function of irradiance and temperature.

Photovoltaic cell: principle, voltammogram characteristics, operating point

Wind energy: types of wind turbines, principle of operation, efficiency, power curve, utilization factor

Biomass combustion: calorific value, combustion efficiency, flue gas analysis. Noble biofuels: biogas, bioethanol, biodiesel.

Solar cooling: sorption, absorption, with photovoltaics.

Nuclear energy, fission chain reaction, fusion. Natural radioactivity.activity, half-life, ionizing radiation.

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References:

GRAZIANI, Mauro and Paolo FORNASIERO. Renewable resources and renewable energy: a global challenge. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8493-9689-2.

TWIDELL, John and Anthony D. WEIR. Renewable energy resources. London: Taylor & Francis, 2006. ISBN 0-419-25330-0.

DEUBLEIN, Dieter and Angelika STEINHAUSER. Biogas from waste and renewable resources: an introduction. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2011. ISBN 978-3-527-32798-0.

LUQUE, Rafael, Carol Sze Ki LIN, Karen WILSON a James H. CLARK. Handbook of biofuels production: processes and technologies. Elsevier, [2016]. Woodhead publishing series in energy. ISBN 978-0-08-100455-5.

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